Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 20, 1912, Image 1

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Roosevelt Men, Angered
by Refusal to Open
Gontestsf Go Out.
Some, Regarding Action as
Too Hasty, Return to Wait
for Final Ruling.
Belief Is He Is Through as to
This Convention.
There Is Talk, Also, of Hughes, and
"Hughes and Hadley" Ticket
Is Championed by Others
Bent on Compromise.
CHICAGO, June 20. "So far an I am
coiKrati," declared folonrl Roosevelt
fe nln delegate and advlaers la an
address this noralog, I am through.
If you are voted dowa I hope 70D, the
real aid lawful majority of the con
vention, will organise aa aach, and you
will ds It If yon have the courage and
loyalty of yonr convlctlona.
CHICAGO. June 19. The long-ex
pected crash in the Republican ranks
came tonight. The . Roosevelt forces,
acting, they said, under the personal
direction of the Colonel himself, be
gan to lay plans for Independent ac
tion in the National convention. As
a forerunner of the more drastic ac
tion expected In the convention to
morrow or Friday, the Roosevelt mem
bers of the committee on credentials
withdrew from that body and in ef
fect withdrew all of the Roosevelt con
tests, which had been scaled from. 92
to 78.
The break first came.' when the
Roosevelt members of the credentials
committee, acting under the specific
orders of Colonel Roosevelt, broke out
of the committee-room at 10:30 o'clock
tonight, after attempting to beat open
the doors and bring all newspapermen
Into the room. -
Doora Opened Suddenly.
The doors of the committee-room
were suddenly thrown open by J. J.
Sullivan, of Ohio, who rushed out with
the cry. "All Roosevelt men walk out."
He was followed by Hugh T. Hal
bert, of Minnesota: Francis J. Heney,
of California: George L. Record, of
New Jersey, and other Roosevelt men.
As they pushed open the swinging
doors after Sullivan, they cried out to
the newspapermen:
"All newspapermen come Inside and
sea what they are trying to do with us."
Colonel Thayer, assistant sergeant-at-arms,
shouted to the doorkeeper to
admit no one. The Roosevelt forces
again called for everyone to come In.
Mr. Thayer called for policemen, who
pushed their way through and kept
the crowd from getting in.
T. R-'a Ordera.". Say Members.
The Roosevelt men poured out of the
room, declaring they were acting under
orders of Colonel Roosevelt.
"Everybody go to the Florentine
room at the Congress," shouted one
They rushed out, followed by'the
crowd and outside of the Coliseum they
were overtaken by Secretary William
"Why did you act that way!" he de
manded of Heney. "Why didn't you
wait until some rules had been passed?"
"We are acting under the direct or
ders of Colonel Roosevelt." retorted
"We are obeying a better general
than you," shouted George I Record,
of New Jersey. "He told us to leave
that room, auj we did it."
Evidence Not Reviewed.
Hugh T. Haibert said the break came
as the result of the refusal of the ma
jority In the committee to open up all
evidence In the cases. Mr. Haibert pre
sented resolutions asking that the tem
porary roll of the convention be consid
ered only as prima facie evidence of
the right of delegates to sit; and that
all evidence, testimony -and the like
be gone Into.
He said the committee refused to
do this and attempted to "gag" the mi
nority by making rules that would
have left the action of the National
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Passengers on California River Craft
Pick ITp Irons and Unknown
, Pays Penalty.
STOCKTON. Cat. June 19. A desper
ate robber who held up passengers on
two river launches en route to Stock
ton today about 40 miles down stream
was beaten to death after he had shot
an engineer named Sam Grlscom
through the shoulder. The body was
brought here tonight..
The robber got. aboard the launcn
Gwendolyn at Stone's Landing, with
his face blackened, and holding two
pistols he took all valuables of
a n mnm nassenerers. Then
compelled the engineer to run the
launch to a landing and, anotner jauuen
lrr In tHcht. h DUt all tllO
ashore save the engineer and compelled
htm to blow the alarm wmsue
..... .inniiHA thA nccoiid boat Then
. he ti-iA naHseneers there in
same way, robbing 22 men all told.
.. th, mKh.r hacking away En
struck him and knock
e& him overboard. As the roDDer came
.... i. nn Distol and shot Grls
The nasseneers picked up Irons
and beat the robber to death while
he was in the water and he sanK. ine
body was reached with grappling Irons
and brought here.
In the Dockets of the dead Toooer
were watches and money stolen, no
from Sacramento and was a passen
ger down the. river a few days ago. His
name has not yet been learneo.
was about 35 years old.
Captain Saves Young Woman, Kicks
Man Wlio Deserted Her In Water
Robert Voeth. master of the motor
yacht Sea Otter and familiarly known
as "Deep Water Bob," played the hero
role yesterday- by rescuing a young
woman from the river. Captain Voeth
was asleep on the Sea Otter, moored
near the east end of the Morrison-street
Bridge, and was awakened by cries for
help. .
The cries came from a girl who was
clinging to an overturned canoe a short
distance from the yacht. Captain voetn
swam to the rescue and carried the
frightened girl to a float, where he
found a young man who had been her
companion and who had deserted her
when the canoe was overturned by a
passing steamer. When Captain Voeth
learned the facta he gave the deserter
a few swift kicks, which were received
very meekly.
The names of the girl ana ner com
panion were not learned. They were
from Newberg.
Growers Say They Will Stop Pulling
Reds If Prices Remain low.
STOCKTON. Cal., June 19. (Special.)
The onion growers declare that tliey
will soon stop pulling onions if the
prices do not get higher, which will
result in a loss of about 100.000 sacks
of onions this year, according to the
dealers. For the past several days red
onions have been selling for 25 cents
a sack. The only kind which will not
be pulled in this case, however, will
be the red early onions, as these will
not keep as well as the yellow...
The hot weather, too, has a tendency
to lower the prices. The shippers are
afraid to ship, as the onions will be
scorched in transit. Most of the
onions which would be lost, however,
would be upon the uplands. The Island
onions can be kept in the ground long
er, aa the land Is more moist. The
smaller growers need the land and
must get the onions out as quickly as
possible to make room for truck gar
Black Reptiles Devastate 100 Acres
and Invade Kitchen Gardens.
SPOKANE. Wash., June 19. (Spe
cial.) An advancing plague of black
worms has laid waste 100 acres of land
lying west of Perry street, between
Eighteenth and Twenty-first avenues,
during the last month.
This week the worms in many yards
started an advance toward the west and
south and have brought about some
thing approaching a panic among the
residents of the settled districts threat
ened. The people have appealed to the
Park Board and to Horticultural In
spector Brislawn for aid.
Many reports have come in from peo
ple bordering the tract who say now
that the worms have crossed the graded
streets that have held them back and
are invading kitchen gardens.
Bend Council Fills Vacancy Caused
by Coe's Resignation.
' BEND. Or.. June 19. At a meeting of
the Bend City Council last night G. P.
Putnam was elected Mayor, taking the
position that has been vacant since
the resignation of Dr. IT. C. Coe was
accepted on March 2i. Mr. Putnam is
editor and owner of the Bend Bulletin,
and has been a resident of Bend for
nearly four years, during that time
having been specially identified with
Central Oregon development work and
having written extensively upon Ore
gon subjects for Western and Eastern
papers and periodicals.
Mr. Putnam comes originally rrom
New York, being the son of one of the
members of the publishing firm of G. P.
Putnam's Sons, of New York and Lon
don. He is a college graduate and has
been on the Pacific Coast six years.
most of that time engaged in journal
istic work. .
Convention in Future
Will Govern Itself.
Samuel G. Blythe Sees End of
Present System.
Writer Says Democrats Are in Sim
ilar Predicament and That Four
Parties, in Nature of Events,
Cannot Long Endure;
(Copyright. 1912, by the Tribune Syndicate.)
CHICAGO, June 19. The great news
of this convention ' Is not whether
Roosevelt or Taft shall be nominated
or not; whether Roosevelt will bolt If
he is defeated: not the identity of a
possible third or compromise candidate;
not the character of the platform.'
These are interesting and important
details of a noble gathering, but they
are not vital details. The great news
of this convention Is this: This con
vention now in progress in Chicago
marks the passing of the Republican
National conventions of a similar char
acter. There never will be another
convention like this. It is quite pos
sible there never will be another Re
publican National convention of any
kind, that this is the last; but the
question is whether or not there will
be another like this one or resembling
in any regard the conventions of the
previous years running away back to
1860. Moreover and this is even more
important this convention gives a date
to the death of the Republican party
as it is at present constituted and as
it has been constituted for many years.
The name Republican may live, but the
Republican party that the name has
typed since 1856 is dead. The final
services are being conducted In Chi
cago at the present time,- '-'i
Political System Changing.
- Take these two propositions in order,
beginning with the passing of the
present style of , convention. There
never will be another Republican Na
tional convention like this one. or like
the one of four or of eight years ago,
or those of 16 or 20 years ago, for the
reason that the political system that
made conventions easily possible in the
past and barely possible now - has
changed. The old politics is gone.' The
old politicians have been shifted out
of power. A new generation is almost
In command, a new idea prevails, a
new system is in process of develop
The Republican party is no longer a
cohesive, fighting, definite organiza-
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Chairman Thomas H. Devine,
Colorado, (Taft).
Secretary A. W. Swift, Ore
gon, (Roosevelt).
For Taft (33 votes) Ala
bama. Alex C. Birch; Arizona,
Robert E. Morrison; Arkansas.
R. S. Granger; Colorado, Thomas
H. Devine; Connecticut, J. Henry
Roraback; Delaware. Edmund
' Mitchell; Florida, M. B. MacFar
lane; Georgia, Henry Blum; In
diana, James A. Hemenway; Iowa,
James A. Devitt; Kentucky. M. I
Galvln; Louisiana. Walter L. Co
hen: Michigan, Theron A. At
wood; Mississippi. L. B. Moseley;
Montana, A. M. Lundstrum; Ne
' vada, E. B. Roberts; New Hamp-'
shire. Fred W. Estabrook; New
Mexico. Hugo Seaberg; New
York. George E. Malby; Rhode.
Island. George R. Lawton; South
Carolina, R. R. Tolbert, Jr.; Ten
nessee, John Early: Texas, C. A..
Warnken; Utah. William Spry,
Vermont, 3. Gray Estey; Virginia,
L."P. Burners; Washington, W. T.
Dovell; Wyoming, F. W. Mondell;
Alaska. L. P. Shackleford; Dis
trict of Columbia, Aaron Brad
shaw; Hawaii, Charles A. Rice:
Philippines. T. L. Hartigan; Porto
Rico. S. Osthenes Behn.
For Roosevelt (16 votes) Cal
ifornia, Francis J. Heney; Illi
nois. R. R. McCormick; Idaho, C.
St. Clair: Kansas, Ralph Harris;
Maine, Jesse W. Libby4 Minne
sota. Hugh T. Haibert: Missouri.
Jesse A. Tollerton; Nebraska, H.
' H. Sackett; New Jersey. John
Boyd Avis; North Carolina, C.
H. Cowles; Ohio, John J. Sulli
van: Oklahoma, Dan Norton;
Oregon, A. V. Swift: Pennsyl
vania; Lex M. Mitchell; South
Dakota. S. X. Way; West Vir
ginia, Harry Shaw.
Doubtful or "free lance" dele
gates (3 votes) Maryland, Ed
ward C Carrington. Jr.; Wiscon
sin. Samuel W. Ca3y; North Da
kota, W. S. Lauder.
Massachusetts has no represen
tation on the committee. Its del
egation deadlocked by a vote of
18 to 18 on the question of elec
tion of both National committee
men and representatives on the
convention committees.
Syndicate Arranges Purchase or
Quarter Block on Sixth.
A syndicate of Portland investors is
being organised to take over the Ains
worth property at Sixth and Yamhill
streets, it was announced yesterday.
The price io be paid for the corner
is understood to be 8235,000.
It is the intention of the purchasing
company to erect a modern structure
on the site.
The corner occupies a quarter block.
It is occupied by two frame buildings
formerly used . f as - residences... .The
prbperty has "been held .by the Ains-
worth estate for many years. -
English Women Make Savage Attack
on Chancellor.
" LONDON, June 19. A savage attack
on David Lloyd-George, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, was made today by a
small band of suffragettes outside Cax-
ton Hall, but beyond knocking off the
Chancellor's silk hat they did no dam
Detectives seized and held them
white Lloyd George jumped Into a taxi
cab and drove off. The women were
Delegates Rift in Pre
nomination Issue.
Pledge to People Is Kept in
Letter, Not Programme. -
Roosevelt Writes Personal Communi
cation Urging Adherence to En
tire "Plan," but Missive
Goes Unheeded.
CHICAGO, June 19. (Special.) A
new alignment took place in the Ore
gon delegation in the convention today
when the roll 'was called on Watson's
motion to table the Deneen resolution
with reference to the right, of con
tested delegates to vote. Five Oregon
delegates voted with Watson and in
favor of the regular convention pro
cedure, and five voted with Deneen, to
overturn the precedent and by so doing
give Roosevelt control of the situation.
Delegates Byron, Campbell, carey,
McCusker and Swift voted with Watson
to table the Deneen resolution; dele
gates Ackerson, Boyd, Coe. Hall and
Smith voted against the motion to table
it Thus, in effect Oregon gave five
votes to the Taft cause and five to
Roosevelt The five delegates who
voted aye, and arrayed themselves on
what was the Taft side of this con
test, did so on the ground that they
were sustaining the regular parllamen
tary procedure, which has been in order
in Republican National conventions for
years. .
Five Follows President.
In other words, they voted in favor
of disposing of the pending contests
in exactly the same manner in which
they have been disposed of heretofore;
to refer them to the committee on cre
dentials and then If an appeal is taKn
allow them 'to e' voted "upon" hy the
convention itself. The five other dele
gates who took the Roosevelt side voted
to overthrow precedent and to provide
an entirely new and unparliamentary
method of acting upon contests.
It was well understood when this
rollcall was being taken that the
Roosevelt faction was struggling to
obtain an advantage to which it is not
entitled under parliamentary rules and
practice, a revolutionary proposition
which, if followed to its logical con
clusion, would disbau from- voting all
delegates whose right to seats might
be contested. In future, should this
precedent have been established, it
would be necessary only to file a con
test against any or all delegates in
order to disqualify them from voting
and it would be possible absolutely to
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Three Other Couples Denied Permis
sion to Marry at Vancouver for
Various Reasons.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. June 19. (Spe
cial.) "Gee whizz!" ejaculated William
Peterson, 21 years old, when he ap
plied for a license to marry Miss Leila
Lady, 17 years of age, and was told by
the County Auditor that he would have
to secure the consent of the girl's
mother or father. The sad truth com
pletely knocked the breath from the
prospective benedict He had provided
his own mother and- the girl's brother
as witnesses, but they were not enough.
With long faces and solemn tread they
returned to their home In St Johns,
Or., and will return later, perhaps.
Four couples were refused licenses to
marry today for various . reasons
some did .not have witnesses, others
had not been divorced six months, as is
required by law.
Coming all the distance from Den
ver, Miss Hulda Nimtz. 25 years old, and
her mother, Mrs. F. Nimtz, were met at
the Union Depot today by Clayton D.
Dye, and In less than an hour the trio
wended their path to the office of the
County Recorder, where they secured
a license to marry. Others to secure
marriage licenses today were:
H. F. Hewitt and Martha Schurman.
accompanied by August Schurman, all
of Hayes, Wash.; F. G. Stanton and
Blanche E. Fooley, of Vancouver;
Thomas Conway, of Tulsa, Okla., and
Theresa A. Farrell, of Battle Ground:
W. B. McCallister and Kate M. Wood, of
Washougal; Marion E. Hargett and
John J. Rack," of Portland, witn ssed by
William Paul and John A. Padden, of
Vancouver; O. V. Fulton and Miss Grace
B. Carne, accompanied by G. W. Mc
Nealy, of Portland.
City Marshals Forces to Repel Invad
ing Insect Pest.
The whole city is to be called into
action to combat the mosquito pest
Acting City Health Officer Gellert
and his fighting staff will form one of
the combating forces, while the sup
porting army will be composed of a
division from the street-cleaning de
partment commanded by Superintend
ent Donaldson.
The plan of attack Is to move on
the enemy in a bold and defiant man
ner, making the campaign a short but
decisive one.' The ammunition will con
sist of oil, chiefly, although grass cut
ters will also be used to a considerable
As near as could be ascertained from
the commanding generals of the two
divisions of the attacking army last
night, the campaign plans call for lib
eral doses of oil, poured on boggy land
or stagnant pools throughout the city
and the cutting of all grass and weeds
where the festive .mosquito breeds and
makes ready to sally forth to attack
his unwary victim.
Oregon "Peach" Says "Go West,
Young Girls," at Chicago.
CHICAGO, June 19. (Special.) "We
advise Chicago girls to come West, be
cause out there the men outnumber
the women, and there are lots more
chances for a girl. - In Chicago it just
looks as If the girls were chasing the
men around. Nothing like that in
This from a "peach," an Oregon
"peach" fresh from the famous peach
orchards of Oregon, and she asserts
that there are more .peaches where she
came from.
Eight Oregon girls arrived in ChU
cago today on their way homeward
from their tour of the United States,
which, one shyly admitted, was for the
purpose of inducing young men to
come to Oregon. . - .
It was Miss Anne Markel, who has
a peach orchard 35 miles from Bend,
Or., who passed the foregoing com
ment, - ,
Oregon Delegates Fail to Elect Com
mitteemen Boyd for Self.
CHICAGO, June 19. (Special.) Ore
gon delegates will have another meet
ing' tomorrow morning to endeavor to
select a National committeeman. When
a test vote was first had, Campbell,
Smith, Carey and McCusker voted for
Ralph Williams. Hail was absent, but
Bynon, Coe, Swift Ackerson and Boyd
voted for Boyd. . .
As it requires six votes to elect no
choice resulted, but there Is indication
that at tomorrow's meeting Williams Is
likely to be re-elected. Boyd put him
self in bad with his colleagues, except
Coe, by voting for himself and he ap
parently stands to lose.
Two 'French Officers Killed When
Their Biplanes Crash Head-On.
DOUAI, France. June 19. Captain
Dubois and Lieutenant Albert Peignan,
both officers of the French Army and
trained airmen, were killed this morn
ing when the biplanes they were pilot
ing around the military flying grounds
collided with -terrific force in mid-air.
The two officers, who , were close
friends, were unable to perceive each
other in the early morning haze when
they started practicing soon after day
break. In making a curve their ma
chines collided with an awful impact
the wire stays and canvas wings be
came interlocked and both crashed to
the ground. ..,. . . 1
Taft Majority Gives Him
Excuse for Bolt.
Number Who Will Obey Orders
. Is Now Problematical.
Man From Missouri, Lionixed in
- Convention as Roosevelt Advo
cate, Can Be Nominated If
. Colonel Says Word.
CHICAGO. June 19. (Editorial Cor
respondence.) The problem worrying
Colonel Roosevelt now is when, where
and how to bolt, if he Is to. bolt. It
looks as if the Colonel has been badly
bluffing, for certainly he was today
given a great opportunity to make
good his threat of a bolt by the clear
and calm anouncement of the Taft ma
jority that it would proceed In the'
usual manner to vote on contested
delegates. "
It was plain notice to Colonel Roose
velt that he could quit then or when
ever it suited his humor and conveni
ence. But the Colonel did not quit
though he had more than once said ha
would neither accept a nomination from
a convention controlled by a majority
made up of delegations with tainted
credentials, nor would he indorse the
nomination of another made under such
This Is emphatic language and left
the convention no recourse, apparently,
if it wanted the presence, co-operation
and good will of Colonel Roosevelt, but
to purge itself of the 76 delegates who
are objectionable to the Roosevelt fol
lowers. Convention Taken Its Stand.
The convention today "definitely in
formed Colonel Roosevelt and the world
in general that, it. would do .nothing of
the kind now, and that, unless the
question was properly before it,
through the report of the credentials
committee, it would not exclude the
contested delegations as a body from
voting on the question of their eligi
bility. Chairman Root made a signifi
cant ruling on a related question
raised as to a Pennsylvania delegate,
when he declared that a delegate whose
seat was contested might not vote on
his own case, but he might vote on the
cases of others. Otherwise, said Mr,
Root it would be easy by making
bogus contests to disqualify the mem
bership of an entire convention. This,
said the chairman, citing the estab
lished practice of Congress, Is not only
what might be done, but what would be
There was no criticism or objection
from any source to the ruling of the
chair. Yet every delegate who voted
today against the Deneen amendment
knew that he would be denounced far
and wide as an accomplice of the so
called fraud by . which the Texas.
Washington and other contested dele
gates are to be permitted to retain their
seats for the present on the prima
facie showing that they are entitled to
them, and yet what he really stood for
was correct and orderly procedure in
organizing the convention.
Time Makes Bolting Harder.
The great Roosevelt heglra is, there
fore, not to take place now not now
but soon. The "soon" will be that
later time when the credentials com
mittee, admittedly In control of the
Taft group, makes its report and seats
the present delegates from the states
in dispute. The main trouble about a
bolt appears to be that it grows more
difficult to precipitate as time goes on,
and the delegates, even the dissatisfied
and uproar.ious Roosevelt delegates, get
In the habit of staying and taking their
medicine. It would be too much to say "
that they like it, for they do not. But
the truth Is that they see no signs on
the part of their leaders, like Hadley, .
Deneen and Borah, that they are go.
ing to break up the Republican parts-.
A few hot-beaded radicals like Gov
ernor Johnson, Francis J. Heney,
"Boss" Flinn and Plnchot and Garfield -are
only waiting for Colonel Roose
velt to throw his hat in the bolting
ring and they will rush after him.
. I have it from the very best Roose
velt authority that the Colonel and
his immediate counsellors have been
carefully canvassing the situation aa .
to an independent movement and they
find that a lame part of their own.
delegates would stay. Hence Colonel
Roosevelt's uncertainty and obvious
hesitancy. If he goes he can depend
on California, Kansas, Pennsylvania
and West Virginia and scattered dele- :
gates from other states. It is doubt
ful, for example. If any besides Mr.
Ackerson and Dr. Coe from Oregon
would leave.
Blander Follows Blander.
The Roosevelt tactics have., passed
from one spectacular blunder to an
other. All that has been accomplished
so far by the Colonel and his rash ad
visers Is that they have demonstrated
beyond doubt that Taft forces have a
clear majority over all in the conven
tion. It is not much of a majority, to
be sure, but .still It is a majority. The
second assault today on the Taft
breastworks resulted In a more de-:
cislve defeat for Roosevelt than yes-.
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